A Good Year

6.91 h 57 min2006X-RayPG-13
HD. Russell Crowe stars as a bond trader whose life is changed by a trip to Provence to dispose of his uncle's estate.
Ridley Scott
Russell CroweAlbert FinneyMarion Cotillard
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Abbie CornishTom HollanderFreddie Highmore
Ridley Scott
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4.6 out of 5 stars

6298 global ratings

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  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
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Kate J.Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Don't waste your time. Do laundry instead.
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Rating the movie itself. I watched on HBO via the Prime subscription.
Rarely do I review movies, and when I do it's rarely because they're bad. This one is bad. Here is my review:
Crowe's character is a jerk (nicely put) and wins the "very, very picky" woman over in one date by being continuing to be an @$$ to her. Wow. Rein check on that line of thought. Oh and she's obviously much younger than he is (and 11 years between the actors), but they were similarly aged kids at the same time who kissed cheeks once when they were 8 and still remember it. And then there's the weird 'illegitimate daughter who knows allll about wine' storyline and the creepy friend from London. And what was up with the rancid vs secretively amazing wine? We'll never know. To say the plot was all over the place would be nice. The vigneron was my favorite character - he was the one good bit of the movie. Otherwise this movie was atrocious. How did this get 4.5 stars???
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P. J.Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not so much
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It felt like it took a year to get through this movie and it wasn't a good year.
It was a totally disjointed movie that wasn't helped by a few pretty faces and some beautiful scenery. I totally agree with another reviewer that is wondering what the story was with the mysterious good wine. That was the only part of the movie that grabbed my attention and I thought "now we're getting somewhere", only to have it never spoken of again.
15 people found this helpful
BreanneReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love it, a little reminder to stop rushing your life away
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I've seen this movie a couple of times now, and that's because the very first time there was just something about it that stuck with me. I'm a typical american woman who loves romantic moveis based in Europe, however this one wasn't too heavy on the love. Under the Tuscan Sun in a fave of mine but this one ranks high for differnt reasons. It's not a romantic story so much as a "come back and find your roots" story. Yes Crowe's character becomes a money hungry monster, however as much as he sees the chance to make more money he is surprised at the moments that sneak up on him and remind him of his childhood and his father figure all those years ago. Its a great story of a long lost son of France coming home and tripping on his ego a few times, but ultimately is enveloped in care from the people of his past and he remembers the kind of man he was raised to be.
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J. P. BoylanReviewed in the United States on March 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Made Me Want to Move to Provence
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This movie is delightful! I know, I know, it isn't exactly "Citizen Kane," but it offers two enjoyable hours of escape from Covid and all the divisiveness in society right now. Great photography, wonderful secondary characters and the transcendent Marion Cottillard - what's not to like? I recommend that you sit back in your easy chair, turn on your flat-screen and your Blu-ray player, and spend some quality time in a magical part of the world.
13 people found this helpful
S. ArickReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Cliched sexist tripe
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Dull, predicable and fairly offensive romcom about a mddie aged American Captain of Industry who returns to France after inheriting a vineyard and captures the heart of a woman (Fanny Chenel seriouisly?) who resists him just long enough for him to decide she's his to conquer, and of course he does after one date - even though her heart was famously broken, yadda yadda yadda. Dull, predictable middle aged male escapist fantasy BS.
10 people found this helpful
Non De PlumeReviewed in the United States on February 21, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great film great seller
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Excellent film. I had to get it from M+L apparently a BluRay copy doesn’t exist in the world. M+L delivered it weeks before expected date. Packaged well in minty new condition.
The beauty of this film should not be diminished by watching in other than the best quality available. People ask why buy when there’s so much streaming available. News flash! Streaming services don’t have all titles. If you wish to watch something what if it’s out of print. This goes for music and books and well. Music, the new one available may be remixed and by the contemporary sensibilities of the engineer not the original artist’s vision. My take? Don’t leave art and literature to the whims of the marketplace.
14 people found this helpful
LizaJaneReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
A good romantic comedy but nothing like the book
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It is a good romantic comedy. I liked it very much but when I found out that it was based on Peter Mayle's book, A Year in Provence, I was taken aback. There is nothing of the book in the movie, except perhaps the beauty of Provence and the main character's love of wine. The book is funny. Peter Mayle is sort of like an elegant Bill Bryson. Both are masters in the art of laughing at their own foreignness. This movie, to the contrary, is a romantic comedy with beautiful, fundamentally unfunny actors placed in beautiful, fundamentally unfunny situations.

If you are in the mood for a light and beautiful romantic comedy, try this one. This interpretation of the age old story of beauty and the beast is a departure for both Crowe and Cotillard.
19 people found this helpful
Jon R. WallaceReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Superior storytelling with an amazing collaborative cast.
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A wonderful story highly applicable in our workaholic society that reminds us of what's important in life. Russel Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Albert Finney, Didier Bourdon and the rest of the primary cast will make you believe. No special effects, no animation. Just tremendous storytelling as we discover what we've become often leaves behind the joy of life we once knew, but can rediscover. Makes me cry tears of joy everytime.
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